POET'S CORNER FOR MAY, 1997



Forest

"THE PATH THAT LEADS TO NOWHERE"

There's a path that leads to Nowhere
Clear DotIn a meadow that I
Clear Dot know,
Where an inland river rises
Clear DotAnd the stream is still
Clear Dot and slow;
There it wanders under willows
Clear DotAnd beneath the silver
Clear Dot green
Of the birches' silent shadows
Clear DotWhere the early violets lean.

Other pathways lead to Somewhere,
Clear DotBut the one I love so well
Had no end and no beginning---
Clear DotJust the beauty of the dell,
Just the windflowers and the lilies
Clear DotYellow striped as adder's tongue,
Seem to satisfy my pathway
Clear DotAs it winds their sweets among.

There I go to meet the Springtime,
Clear DotWhen the meadow is aglow,
Marigolds amid the marshes,
Clear DotAnd the stream is still and slow;
There I find my fair oasis,
Clear DotAnd with carefree feet I tread
For the pathway leads to Nowhere,
Clear DotAnd the blue is overhead.

All the ways that lead to Somewhere
Clear DotEcho with the hurrying feet
Of the struggling and the Striving
Clear DotBut the way I find so sweet
Bids me dream and bids me linger---
Clear DotJoy and Beauty are its goal;
On the path that leads to Nowhere
Clear DotI have sometimes found my soul.

Clear Dotby Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Butterfly ADDITIONAL POET'S CORNERS:

April, 1997
"The Firefly" by Jane Stuart

March, 1997
"Plant a Tree" by Lucy Larcom

February, 1997
"The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth

January, 1997
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost

December, 1996
"Wintering Rosarians" by Gail Lemnah Barnett

November, 1996
"'Tis the Last Rose of Summer" by Thomas Moore

October, 1996
"Autumn Chant" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

September, 1996
"The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop

August, 1996
"Departmental" by Robert Frost

July, 1996
"City Flies" by Alan Van Dine

June, 1996
"My Neighbor's Roses" by A.L. Gruber


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